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Coaching Story: The Answer Is In The Questions (An Important Day For Eaglets)

coaching story: the answer is in the questions

Often times, we coaches do not tell the answers outright during the coaching sessions although they are obvious. We may reply with more questions instead of an answer.

It’s not because we are trying to play the philosopher’s games or trying to prolong the coaching process (and earn more coaching fees!). It’s because certain insights can only come from within the coachee, and what may be the right answer for one is definitely not for another.

Some answers are only found in asking the right questions.

To illustrate this point, I want to share with you the following story, shared with me from one of my readers from Scotland (thanks). It’s about a group of eaglets, seeking assurances and answers on the most important day of their lives – the first time they fly solo.

An Important Day For Eaglets

- By Tom Reilly

The nest of young eagles hung on every word as the Master Eagle described his exploits. This was an important day for the eaglets. They were preparing for their first solo flight from the nest. It was the confidence builder many of them needed to fulfil their destiny.

“How far can I travel?” asked one of the eaglets.

“How far can you see?” responded the Master Eagle.

“How high can I fly?” quizzed the young eaglet.

 “How far can you stretch your wings?” asked the old eagle.

 “How long can I fly?” the eaglet persisted.

 “How far is the horizon?” the mentor rebounded.

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Power Shift: Changing Your Inner Stance Towards Success (Part 2)

power shift: changing inner stance towards success

This is the second part, a follow up to my previous post, Power Shift: Changing Your Inner Stance Towards Success (Part 1). If you haven’t read that, I’d encourage you to read it first, especially on the concepts of distinctions and inner stances, to get the most out of this post. Lets continue on with more distinctions, […]


Power Shift: Changing Your Inner Stance Towards Success (Part 1)

power shifts: changing your inner stance towards success

I had a good fortune of making contact with Steve Hardison aka ‘The Ultimate Coach‘ on social media over a month ago, who graciously shared with me some of his powerful knowledge in coaching, and freely gave me some e-books. While he doesn’t write his own books, he has a number of clients who wrote about […]


Do What You Already Know (Why We Don’t Listen To Our Own Advice)

do what you already know

Many people pay top dollars to enter into a room with a coach, and came out with this big insight: “I’ve known the answer all along. The solution’s right under my nose all these while!” Many coachees would normally go in with the expectation of learning new strategies and tactics for their business or life, and what […]


Coaching Story: You Get What You Expect

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Here’s a story I heard a coach shared many years ago. As I read it again, I’m reminded by how we made up the meanings to the experiences we have, and we usually find what we’re looking for. You get what you expect, wherever you go.   Once there was a man leaving his village […]


Live In The Present Moment – Create Your Future Now

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Many people have a good idea of what their desired future should be, and are always getting ready for that future. That’s it, all they ever do is getting ready and before they know it, time runs out and they never get to truly live. Like them, have you been getting ready to live instead of […]


Dealing With Losses

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Less than a week ago, my house was broken in by burglars while my wife and I were out. We lost some stuffs and it was a frustrating experience, but the ‘Coach’ in me saw a different point of view from the unpleasant incident. Viktor Frankl said that we should not ask what the meaning […]


Cultivate Your Curiosity – Get Out Of Your Own Way (Part 2)

Cultivate Your Curiosity - Get Out Of Your Own Way

In Part 1, I wrote about the nature of those who are curious, and at the end of it I asked “Who are the curious ones? Are you one of them?” That was a trick question. You see, everyone of us was born curious – that was how we learn to see and make sense […]


Cultivate Your Curiosity – People Who Are Curious (Part 1)

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Who are the curious ones? Anthony Robbins, the world renowned success guru suggested that as long as we are genuinely curious, nothing is ever boring. More than a remedy for boredom, curiosity is a great lens of which we see the world of inspiration. People Who Are Curious People who are curious have an added […]